The Lady Lyons, under the direction of Dawn Cotham, talk things over in a timeout.

After two tough losses to the Livingston Central Lady Cardinals, the Lyon County Lady Lyons found themselves on the winning end of a 42-38 victory Tuesday night, Jan. 17 in Eddyville.

A slow start for both teams closed the first quarter with Livingston leading a mere 4-3 as it took both teams eight minutes to score a single basket. Livingston used an extra trip to the free throw line to take the lead.

The Lady Lyons found their rhythm with a balanced offense in the second quarter. Lexi Holland and Lilly Perry shot long range while Courtney Collins, Ella DeFew and Trinity Taylor went inside to take a 17-12 lead into halftime.

With Lyon defense focused on Victoria Joiner, limiting her to a single basket in the first half and free throw shooting just 3-for-6, Livingston looked to Emersyn Ramage and Maggie Downey in the second half.

Lyon saw their five-point lead quickly erased by the duo, tying the score 25-25. Ramage used a little help side sneak to gain the 27-25 advantage with just over a minute left in the quarter. Taylor’s free throw closed the quarter with a one-point gap in favor of Livingston 27-26.

Baskets by Aubrey Leahy extended that lead 31-28 early in the fourth quarter forcing a Lyon County timeout. A layup from Piper Cotham tied things up at 31 with a 7-0 run, giving Lyon County the 35-31 advantage. DeFew and Holland finished the game off from the line as Livingston fouled in a last ditch effort to gain possession and stop the clock. Holland finished off the final 42-38 score, making one of two free throws with just over five seconds on the clock.

Taylor led the Lady Lyons with 11 points and eight rebounds with DeFew being the only other Lady Lyon in double figures with 10. Holland finished with eight points. Collins also finished with eight boards for the Lady Lyons.

Ramage led Livingston with a double-double 12 points and 12 rebounds. Joiner finished with nine points and nine rebounds.